S17 S17 Pro T17 Miner Mining Machine Hashboard S17 Series Refit Heat Sinks
S17 Refit Heat Sinks:
||S17 Refit Heat Sinks
||S17 S17pro T17 Series BM1397AG Refit Heat Sinks
||Antminer S17 Pro
||Hash Board not Included
Why do Antminer S17/T17 serials have to replace their heat sinks (what's the pain)?
Antminer S17 plus was produced in 2019 with an amazing efficiency curve between 39-50 W/TH. But why is the price of a similar spec rig more than double that of the S17/T17 serials miner? It's because poor soldering and temperature differences can cause the solder joints on the S17/T17 serials model to shatter, small solder balls can get stuck on the pins of the chip, causing short circuits and permanent chip damage; the glue can also dry out, causing heat not to get out of the chip properly up conduction out, causing the chip to burn out. Eventually, the hash board fails to work properly. Therefore, used miners are far below the market price of similar miners, and they cannot be sold or even die on delivery.
The S17/T17 serials hash board can be restored by replacing the chip, reworking the solder paste, and replacing the hash board. However, these types of repairs can be ongoing and expensive for miners in terms of downtime and repair costs. Also, it may break again after the repair is returned. So, choosing the S17/T17 serials all-in-one heatsink to maintain miners is a better choice.